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24 Consecutive Months on Amazon’s Regency Historical Romance Bestseller List
THE LORD OF SURPRISE
If you like Bridgerton, Poldark, Downton Abbey, or Jane Austen, I’m your gal—though my own novels lean more toward whimsy and less toward angst.
When I began writing romance novels, I didn’t know they were going to be funny. I thought I was aiming more for heartfelt drama. But I just couldn’t help myself. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised. My favorite romance novels were all fun romps.
And what better setting for clever humour than Regency England? The early 1800’s was an exciting time to be alive. Huge societal change was sweeping the world. There were great poets, great symphonies, great expeditions. And life carried on against a backdrop of opposites.
Science and the Industrial Revolution vied with a fascination for ancient Greece, classic simplicity, and natural landscapes. Society celebrated both silent propriety and biting wit.
It was a world of lavish balls, gardens, and pleasure palaces, but these existed alongside brothels, duels, and press gangs. These intriguing contrasts are irresistible, and it’s really no wonder why so many novelists have enjoyed setting their historical novels there, and why readers can’t get enough of them.
It’s also why I can’t get enough of writing them!
At this very moment, I’m most likely curled up with my computer and a cup of tea (hot and sweet Earl Grey, spearmint and lemongrass, or Tazo Vanilla Macaron, please!) or perhaps chocolate soy milk (I’m not proud; I admit that I live on the stuff). Feel free to go procure your own cuppa and settle in to explore my site. Or, better yet, join The Circle and come hang out with me online.
Circle members get free stories and a secret key to The Circle Assembly Room, where we play games, drink tea, tell bad puns, and bake, amongst other things.
Hugs and happy reading!
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